Set up the demonstrated Task:
- After launching the Tasker app, if you followed along in our last demonstration you should see your last profile setup. Click on the Tasks tab on the top and click the +
- Name the task. I used Bluetooth Music. Then click the check mark to start adding the tasks.
- Then click the + and then select Plugins and then Secure Settings
- Click the Pencil Tool near the upper right corner and select Actions and then BT Connection
- This will open up the Bluetooth connection profiles stored on your device. Use the drop down section to choose your Bluetooth device. You are going to want to click on Connect and click the check box to automatically enable Bluetooth. Then click Save and back out.
- Click the + again to add another task. This time select Apps and then Launch App. Now select your preferred music app by clicking on App. I chose Google Play Music. Now back out and on to the last steps.
- Lastly we will set a default media volume so we aren’t blown out of the water. Click + and select Audio then Media Volume and set to your desired volume.
- Back out and now it’s time to add the widget. Depending on your device it may be different. On my Nexus 7 I open the app drawer and select the Widgets tab. On my Galaxy S 5 I press and hold on the screen where I want the widget. Do what you need to do and select the Tasker Task widget. Then select the task that you just created. Choose an icon by selecting the group of square icons on the bottom left of the screen. Finished!
Conclusion: This is one way you can create a custom widget with Tasker. With a touch of an icon I can have my Bluetooth headphones connected, music player launched and volume set. You can make it simpler or more intuitive if you choose. If you want a widget to bring you directly to a page of settings in your phone, that can be done. More ways Tasker makes my life easier. Please, share your thoughts below.